Claire Winters is an actress and writer that’s interested in where classical craft meets new technologies. She has appeared several plays and worked in regional theaters including The George Street Playhouse, The Guthrie Lab, ACT, and Shakespeare Sedona. Her film and television credits include leading roles in the features Filmic Achievement and Slings and Arrows, Guiding Light and As the World Turns, and a supporting turn in the Golden Globe-winning HBO mini series Empire Falls. She also continues to develop her own work, including the solo show Shakespeare’s Difficult Women, which was performed at Manhattan Theater Source and developed in a residency at Artward Bound. She has won grants from The Lotta Crabtree Trusts, Fractured Atlas and Robert Rauschenberg’s Change, Inc.
Claire also finds much joy in her teaching practice. In New York she taught several on-camera acting courses in the Young Actors Program at The Lee Strasberg Institute and led workshops in creating original dance and theater work at The Field. She now coaches professional actors and teaches acting and writing to teens throughout LA. Claire co-founded Brains of Minerva, a popular website of resources and stories for LA based actors and serves on SAG-AFTRA’s Next Gen Performers Committee.